Sossusvlei Lodge

Reviews of Sossusvlei Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 30 travellers
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Good
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Below are independent comments from 30 of our travellers who have visited Sossusvlei Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr F & Ms G - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Anonymous lodge - good value for money

There are around 40 individual tented lodges, each with a bedroom, bathroom and tiny deck. The views are not great as the lodges are located in rows, but we didn't spend much time in the our room anyway. Food was the best we ate on our trip - plenty of choice in a buffet style dinner and breakfast, with barbecue on demand as well.

The location is what everyone goes for - right outside the gate to the national park. One nice thing is that, unlike other locations, you only have to stop to pay on the way out of the park so you can race the sunrise to a photogenic dune without stopping. You won't necessarily be treated as someone special, but the service is good and the staff are friendly.

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Mr G party of four - Norway
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Sossusvlei Lodge review

We had 2 nights there and it was a wonderful place.

Since it is a lot of tourists visiting and very busy, the atmosphere is not that casual. Apart from that the service and all arrangements are taken well care of and we enjoyed our stay there.

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Mr M & family - Cheshire
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Average
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Average
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Great food

Perhaps a little commercial for us ,too busy and touristy although the food was amazing in the restaurant and they had already provided our produce for our BBQ the night before which had been lovely .

However the highlight was the breakfast hamper they provided for us after we had spent 3 hours in the early hours of the morning walking up and down dunes ,was so welcoming and very well prepared ... We still talk about it now .

A big thank you to the head chef at this location , he deserves 5 stars for the food.

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Mr N and Mrs J - three weeks in Namibia
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Sossusvlei Lodge review

Despite first impressions, we found Sossusvlei Lodge to be fairly average in its facilities. The rooms were very dark, with few facilities. However, the proximity to the Park and the tour were good.

We were appalled at the amount of waste of food from the buffet.

Little things need more attention i.e. If you wanted to sit on the patio anytime during the day there were plenty of chairs/tables but no parasols. The only shady areas were at the bar and they were few.

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Mr C & Mrs V - Namibia fly-in
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Sossusvlei Lodge review

The room was comfortable and spacious but the outside area had very little shade. Again no means of making a drink or storing a cold drink. There was also very few areas to relax in and around the main lodge that were comfortable and shaded. This was especially noticable at lunch time , there was a good selection of food which changed each day but no where to sit outside within the shade. It wouldn't have been to difficult to have put up a few umbrellas during the day time.

The food on the whole was very good, the choice may be considered excessive. Whilst the service was acceptable we didn't think it was as personal as we experienced elsewhere. This is possibly due the large number of guests compared to the other lodges.

All our activities whilst there were enjoyable. However the lack of our own car and our restricted ablity to participate in walking activies which were more than a short stroll meant that perhaps three days was too long.

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Family O - Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Sossusvlei Lodge review

We stayed in the Desert Camp but took our meals at the Lodge. As part of a wedding group, we enjoyed the extensive buffets in a variety of locations. The lodge does an excellent job of feeding it's guests well in beautiful settings!

Desert camp is about 4k away from the lodge on rough washboard road.

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Mr & Mrs O - Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Sossusvlei Lodge review

Every aspect of this place is wonderful. My husband and I were totally impressed at the way they handled the wedding. The ceremony and the reception were in two different locations and the only way I can describe the whole thing was that:
"It was a Splendor in the Desert."

The Dune Trip we signed up for was grand. From the magnificent Dunes to the wonderful breakfast our driver/guide prepared for us right by the Big Mama Dune complete with white tablecloth and napkins, the whole atmosphere was divine.

It was surely an unforgettable experience.

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Mr & Mrs E - Montana
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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A wonderful lodge in a great location.

Everything at the lodge was outstanding. We were there for a wedding and the staff out-did themselves in providing an unforgettable experience.

It was magical!!!!

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Mr & Mrs B from Australia
Arrived on: 29-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Outstanding

Layout and staff service excellent. Would highly recommend this Lodge

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
Average

Sossusvlei Lodge review

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day here.The room we had was very spacious and had a lovely outlook across the bush to the distant dunes. It would have been nice had there been a small fridge to keep drinks cool particularly as it is the hottest time of the year.

Meals are served on an open terrace, candle lit in the evening, a huge choice of dishes available on a 'buffet' style arrangement.The only moan was the meats cooked by the chefs was tough as 'old boots' on both evening meals, suggest you ask for meat to be 'well done' to avoid 'endless chewing'.

We did visit the approach to Dead Vlei one afternoon but really no sign of any wildlife on route.

A good place to relax and thats what we did.

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